The Saginaw Spirit inked Detroit Red Wings prospect Albin Grewe to an OHL contract. Grewe was selected in the third round (No. 66) in the 2019 NHL Draft and was taken by the Spirit in the second round of the CHL Import Draft last week.
“I am so happy and excited to be a part of the Saginaw Spirit,” Grewe said in a release. “I can’t wait to join the team and get started.”
Grewe, 19, is known as a fiery competitor. In 23 games with Djurgardens IF J20 team this past season, he had six goals, 13 assists and racked up 111 penalty minutes. He had 102 penalty minutes in 25 games with the SuperElit team the year before that while posting 34 points in 25 games.
“To be able to drop a player of Grewe’s ability into our lineup for next season is exciting for our organization,” said Saginaw GM Dave Drinkill. “Albin is a skilled, ultra-competitive player, that will help push the pace for our group each and every day. He is a player you want to have on your team but definitely do not want to play against. We believe that from the first puck drop this season he will make an impact on our team, and our league, on and off the ice.
“Not only does he play extremely hard and competitive but he has the skillset and mindset to play our style of play. We look forward to seeing what he can do in Saginaw with a strong cast of forwards with him this year”